Friday, 31 August 2007

What I'm reading at the moment

Image of book cover
Royal Leamington Spa: Images from the past
by W G Gibbons
The Domesday Book (1086) records details of "Lamintone" and from 1166 to 1539 it was owned by the Priors of Kenilworth during which time its title became Leamington Priors. Over the centuries there was little growth; in 1663 there were but 46 dwellings while in 1800 there were still possibly no more than 50 (when the population was about 300) ... By 1830 there were 1100 houses in 111 streets and the population was about 6,000.
I've been meaning to read this since we moved to Leamington.

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